1. not passionate

passionless observation of human nature

Ant: ↑passionate
Similar to: ↑platonic, ↑unimpassioned
See Also: ↑cold, ↑unemotional, ↑unenthusiastic
2. unmoved by feeling

he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served


"this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine"-Margaret Deland

Syn: ↑emotionless
Similar to: ↑cold
Derivationally related forms: ↑emotionlessness (for: ↑emotionless)

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